Panthers sign C Austin to replace injured Kalil

Updated: October 11, 2012, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Panthers announced they've signed center Thomas Austin to replace Ryan Kalil on the 53-man roster.

Kalil, a three-time Pro Bowl center, was moved to injured reserve after tearing a ligament in his left foot in Carolina's 16-12 loss to Seattle on Sunday.

The 6-foot-4, 308-pound Austin has limited NFL experience, playing in three games for the Houston Texans in 2011 and was on the New England Patriots practice squad earlier this season. Austin entered the NFL ...

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